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    First Season 
  • In "The Frighteners", Doctor Keel, about to be slashed with a large knife, sprays the Deacon's face with witchazel, and the Deacon, believing it to be acid, screams and writhes in panic—until he realizes he is unharmed. By then the Doctor has made good his escape.

    Cathy Gale era 
  • In "The Big Thinker", Cathy plays cards with Broster, one of the Terrible Trio, for a double-or-nothing bet to pay off her "boyfriend"'s gambling debts. Even though she wins, he makes a grab for the cash, at which point Cathy whacks his hand with a Karate chop and walks out with the money.
    • Later, when Bakelock and Clarissa break into her flat to snoop around, she handles them deceptively casually, even offering Clarissa a cup of tea as she departs.
    • They return for thirds (well, Broster and Clarissa), and this time Steed is on hand to put them in their place. When Clarissa has a gas gun, Steed comments that it isn't very good at that range.
  • Cathy beating up a villain to the Blue Danube Waltz in "Man with Two Shadows".
  • In "The Medicine Men", Steed enters a room and starts investigating the bugs, only to find one of the villains, Geoffrey, pointing a gun at him.
    Geoffrey: No-one will hear us.
    Steed: Hear us?
    Geoffrey: I couldn't find one with a silencer.
    Steed: What a pity...I could.
    Steed draws his gun and shoots the man's hand
  • In "The Little Wonders", Sister Johnson (Lois Maxwell) pops out from behind a sliding chalk board and wastes the sleeping crooks with one monster of a machine gun!

    Emma Peel era 
  • In "The Girl From AUNTIE", when Steed strolls into the villain's office and "goes undercover" with: "Good afternoon! My name is..." (Ostentatiously produces a large collection of business cards, flips through them, selects one, hands it over...) "...Wayne Pennyfeather-ffitch!"
  • In "The House that Jack Built", Emma is trapped in a house that is actually a machine designed to drive her to her death. She's initially a bit flummoxed by it, but then very effectively reasons out what it is, how it works, and how to stop it. By the time Steed gets there, she's destroyed the house's computerized brain, and is perfectly safe.
  • In "A Touch of Brimstone", Steed infiltrates the revived Hellfire Club, he's given an alarmingly huge goblet of strong drink as part of an initiation... he leisurely downs it without a break, then politely asks for a little more.
  • In "Dial A Deadly Number", Steed is challenged to a duel... of wine-tasting. For a moment it looks like he might lose. Then he confidently declares, "1909. From the north end of the vineyard.". His opponent's monocle pops out in shock.
  • In "A Sense of History", Steed is accosted by a group of rogue students and their extremely nasty leader. They attempt to bully Steed, but he grabs the leaders arm, obviously causing the leader extreme pain, all the while carrying on a casual conversation.
    Professor: (after breaking up the crowd of students) If he bothers you again, just contact the Headmaster.
    Steed: I'll do better than that. (pause) I'll break his arm.
  • In "The Living Dead", Emma rescues Steed from the firing squad by blasting the firing squad with a machine gun. This after she beat up the villains and escaped from her cell.

    Tara King era 
  • Tara fighting off her would-be-killers, Earle and Gardiner, in "The Curious Case of the Countless Clues", despite her broken ankle. Indeed, by the time Steed arrives to her "rescue", Tara has not only beaten to two, but is also calmly waiting for him with her feet up and drinking some tea.
  • Tara versus Gerard Kafka's gang in "Noon Doomsday". She's the only line of defense left to protect Steed as he's recovering from previous injuries, and she's more than up to the task, killing all of the mooks bar Kafka, including sending a throwing knife back at the mook who threw it at her. And just as Kafka is about to kill an immobilized Tara, he is offed by Steed, who had a speargun concealed in his crutch.


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